COVID-19 Resources
The IDM has curated a go-to range of reliable information to guide and assist staff and students during this time of crisis. We are continuously updating the various COVID-19 resources listed on our webpage below.
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Clinical research relevant to the needs of Africa's people
The IDM influences health policy and practice by translating our scientific discoveries and applying them in various communities; community relationships and trust are critical.
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Monday, 6 December 2021
2030 Future Leaders Dinner: celebrating excellence

You must define what success will look like for you.” This was some of the sage advice of Professor Kelly Chibale, the founder and director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), shared during the recent UCT 2030 Future Leaders Dinner.

Publication Date:
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 - 08:15
Is Africa ready to manufacture its own vaccines?

On the 26th October 2021, the University of Cape Town (UCT) will host “Vaccines in Africa from Africa”, a live event that will take a deep-dive look at the continent’s capacity for developing and manufacturing vaccines.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 10:45
Unpacking pandemic practices in computational science

Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the evolution of the work of Associate Professor Darren Martin, weaving in computational elements and delving into COVID-19 lineage, has contributed directly and indirectly to the advances made in researching the virus.

Publication Date:
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 12:30
Questions about life, mental health and the influence of psychiatry

“What is a meaningful life?” This is one of the major questions University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health head, Professor Dan Stein, and a panel tried to tackle at a recent in-person and online discussion hosted by the university’s Summer School team at the Neurosciences Institute.

Publication Date:
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 - 09:15